Can you picture a chef rapidly whisking a bowl of cream or emulsifying a salad dressing? It is a common image that showcases skill and technical ability in the kitchen. With a little practice, you can learn to whisk just like a professional chef.
Do you want to bake with confidence, like the professionals on TV? Do you want to make soft, chewy cookies and flaky, tender biscuits? Baking techniques are key to achieving the right textures and flavors in baked goods.
In this lesson, you will practice various kitchen recipes, skills, and techniques while making a delicious grain bowl. This recipe has you combine multiple skills to make a complete meal using a flexible recipe that can adapt to any season and whatever vegetables you have available to you.
Sometimes the best recipes begin with the ingredients you happen to have in your house. Along with some essential tips, and, if you need it, help from a friend, you can create and discover new recipes all on your own!
As a final project, you will be demonstrating your improved kitchen abilities by making a recipe of your choice and documenting your cooking process. This is an opportunity to practice what you’ve learned by making a dish that is meaningful for you.
The ingredients we put into our cooking can sometimes have deep personal meaning behind them. Chances are you already have some ingredients with a special place in your heart. This lesson gives you a chance to reflect on those ingredients.
Do you see cooks and chefs preparing food without measuring or without even looking at recipes? Do you want to be able to cook with that kind of freedom? Learning how to approximate recipes and measurements is an important part of learning how to cook.
Pickles are a delicious snack or accompaniment to many different foods. Pickling – the process of fermenting in a salt brine or using vinegar to preserve and flavor vegetables – is believed to be the oldest method of preserving food and dates back to over 4,000 years old.
Why is practice important to mastering a skill? What is pride? And how does it show up at work? In this lesson, you will listen to a short story from StoryCorps and answer a few questions that hone in on taking pride in one's work and the importance of practice.